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Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong Tea

Sweet Osmanthus taste, good for iced

$2.00
Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong Tea

Sweet Osmanthus taste, good for iced

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88% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Tea from Ali Shan, Chiayi County, Taiwan; Osmanthus from Yunnan Province

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 08, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly curled into semi-ball, yellowish green in color

Aroma: 

Osmanthus fragrance

Liquor: 

Bright Yellow

Taste: 

Smooth sweet Osmanthus taste, fresh Oolong taste

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv.Qingxin (Chin Shin Oolong)

Tea Garden:

Shi Zhuo Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

With natural Osmanthus petal, this Oolong Tea is attractive with both fresh taste of oolong tea and sweet Osmanthus taste.

Made from the tea leaves from Qingxin Oolong tea trees and mixed with natural osmanthus petals, this Osmanthus Oolong Tea has high floral scent, as well as the mellow taste of oolong tea. When brewing this tea, you will first smell the refreshing osmanthus fragrance, and then taste its flavor in the liquid in the mean time feel the sweet flavor. The aroma of osmanthus and oolong will stay in your mouth for a long time. The floral fragrance also brings richer flavor to the oolong tea.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 25s, 30s, 35s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s
Tea Garden

Shi Zhuo Tea Garden, with elevation between 1000-1500 metres, is the highest tea garden in Alishan. Mountainous geography allows monsoon climate and high mountain climate existing at the same time, thus tea trees here grow slowly than usual, producing tender leaves and mellow teas. With the acid soil, the unique environment breeds this unique tea.

Shi Zhuo Tea Garden in Taiwan

Tea Farmer

Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for more than forty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.

He thinks that the most challengeable factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard. If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.

Therefore, the first priority is to strictly control product quality and ensure its reputation. Mr. Lin, together with his tea factory, will continue to provide high-quality tea leaves and regularly increase the number of tea factory which provides the healthy and natural tea beverage.

Origin

The tea leaves of this Ali Shan Oolong Tea are from Ali Shan which is one of the most famous growing areas in Taiwan in Taiwan. Alishan almost covers 1/5 areas of Chiayi. At the elevation of 1000 to 1600 meters, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds which are ideal for growing Oolong.

Map of Ali Shan

Ali Shan is famous scenery in Taiwan which lies at the east of Chiayi County. With the dense forest, Ali Mountain owns a reputation as the best summer resort in Taiwan. In Chiayi County, several villages which locate in high mountain areas have tea gardens, including Alishan Village, Meishan Village, Zhuqi Village, Zhongpu Village, Dapu Village, Falu Village.

Tea Bush

Qingxin Oolong is a kind of wild species and belongs to small leaf species. The tea plant is short, has dense bunches and thick leaf. The leaf is soft and elastic in glossy and deep green color.

Qingxin Oolong tea bush

Presently, this specie mainly grows in the villages in Chiayi County, Taiwan, like Ali Village, Wenshan Village, Haishan Village, as well as Mingjian Village and Lugu Village in Nantou County.

The History of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea was first developed during the early 1700's in the Fujian area of China. As a cross between non fermented green teas, and the fully fermented black teas, that combines the best of both in a single tea, Oolong teas quickly became popular all through eastern China and Taiwan. Nowadays Anxi is the biggest producing area of Oolong tea, with the representative Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea.

In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong, one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.

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